Deep-brain stimulation in the subthalamic nuclei improves balance performance in patients with Parkinson's disease, when tested without anti-parkinsonian medication.

@article{Nilsson2005DeepbrainSI,
  title={Deep-brain stimulation in the subthalamic nuclei improves balance performance in patients with Parkinson's disease, when tested without anti-parkinsonian medication.},
  author={Markus Nilsson and Anna Lena T{\"o}rnqvist and Stig Rehncrona},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  year={2005},
  volume={111 5},
  pages={301-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of bilateral deep-brain stimulation (DBS) in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) on balance performance in patients with severe Parkinson's disease (PD), when tested without anti-parkinsonian medication. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-one patients (median age 65 years, range 50-77) were included. Assessments were made after 10-12 h withdrawal of medication, before and 6 and 12 months after surgery. Postoperative evaluations were performed with DBS on and off. Balance… CONTINUE READING

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